For centuries, chamomile has been recognized for it’s medicinal and beauty benefits. The chamomile flower has a distinct and strong perfume and almost every part of it’s flower is beneficial to humans. Among its numerous medicinal remedies are aide with intestinal disorders, anxiety, influenza, depression, insomnia, and ulcers. Find out where chamomile falls in place with each remedy.
Chamomile leaves your complexion with a natural glow and is known to lighten the appearance of sun spots, aging, and blemishes. Chamomile is known for aiding sensitive skin that is prone to redness and irritation. Look for cosmetics with chamomile extract or bisabolol, the primary constituent of the chamomile essential oil.
De-puffs Under-Eye Circles
The anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant properties in chamomile help with under eye-circles for those long restless nights. Make two cups of tea, allow a few chamomile tea bags to cool, and then place them on your eyes should you have puffiness. Let them sit for 2-5 minutes. For those rush mornings, stick the tea bags in the freezer for a quick cooling sensation.
Exfoliates the Face
Blend loose chamomile with powdered milk and make a facial scrub! It will help remove dead skin cells and leave your skin, even sensitive skin, smooth and clean. Use about 1 tablespoon of powdered milk and 1 tablespoon of chamomile for a single trial. Scrub with a facial towel to remove all the dead skin cells.
Full Body Detox
Drink one to two cups of chamomile tea per day and it will help improve and nourish your skin from deep inside. Chamomile has plenty of antioxidants that help clean out your intestines and your liver, so you can detox from the inside out. The laxative properties in chamomile tea will help your body get rid of toxins and give way to a fresh start.
Accents Your Natural Blonde
Similar to henna powder, a chamomile rinse can accentuate natural blonde hues without stripping the hair of its health and necessary oils. Brew 2 cups of strong chamomile tea and spray (or pour) through your hair. Let it sit in your hair for 5 minutes before rinsing out with cold water.
Help prevent dandruff by washing with chamomile regularly. It can also aid in soothing your scalp.
Try this DIY hair rinse with chamomile, fresh parsley, and lemon.
Burns, bruises, sunburns, bug bites and rashes can be soothed by chamomile washes, or by simply placing a cooled tea bag on the area. Make a pot of strong chamomile tea and let it sit in the fridge overnight to cool. The next morning, pour cold chamomile over your burns to relieve redness.
Boosts Your Immune System
Chamomile has anti-bacterial properties and can help increase and boost your immune system. The ancient Egyptians were known to use chamomile to ward off illnesses. For cold and flu season, and even allergies, drinking chamomile helps reduce symptoms and recuperate from them faster.
Helps You Get to Sleep
Chamomile has some sedating properties, and is known most of all for reducing stress and aiding in sleep. Regularly drinking a glass at night can help with anxiety and get you to sleep faster.